2018 AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Awards

Showcasing the best healthcare building design and healthcare design-oriented research

Story County Medical Center side exterior

Story County Medical Center, a one story addition and renovation to an existing hospital designed by invision

The AIA Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) has selected seven recipients of the AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Awards.

The award program showcases the best healthcare building design and healthcare design-oriented research. Projects exhibit conceptual strengths that solve aesthetic, civic, urban, and social concerns as well as the requisite functional and sustainability concerns of a hospital.

Recipients were selected in four different categories:

  • Category A: Built: Less than $25 million in construction cost
  • Category B: Built: More than $25 million in construction cost
  • Category C: Renovations/Remodeled: Primarily built within existing hospital or clinical space, or adaptive reuse of an existing building to a healthcare use
  • Category D: Unbuilt: must be commissioned for compensation by a client with the authority and intention to build

Many types of projects were submitted, and each award was given for a different reason. The jurors were looking for projects with a point of view; successful projects knew this and presented their point of view well. The jurors were impressed by the variety of projects that represented the many different versions of what healthcare is and can be in today’s practice.

2018 Healthcare Design Awards

Story County Medical Center Outpatient Unit Expansion

An excellent functional plan using ‘on-stage, off-stage’ concept for clinics, and direct way-finding for patients. An appropriate and inviting shift to wellness for a small community that says, 'The highest quality care is delivered here'.

2018 Healthcare Design Awards

Maggie's Centre Barts

A delightful piece of candy among serious buildings. Interior has ethereal light, artful color based on musical notations layered with bamboo staircase of warmth and comfort—a healing environment.

2018 Healthcare Design Awards

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

This children’s hospital focuses on the users’ experience, with a comforting organic richness of spaces, a deep integration with nature with biophilic forms, and clear environmental partnership.

2018 Healthcare Design Awards

Memorial Sloan Kettering Monmouth

This thoughtful renovation creates a light-filled, uplifting regional outpatient cancer center from what was once a dark, deep floorplate suburban office building.

2018 Healthcare Design Awards

Cedars Sinai Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion

Interior public areas are elegantly detailed with enough articulation to give it human scale, wood accents and warm toned furnishings add warmth. Daylight is brought in judiciously to create uplifting clinical areas.

2018 Healthcare Design Awards

Cedars-Sinai, Playa Vista Physician Office & Urgent Care

A well designed efficient clinic open team center approach for staff. For patients, clear circulation and close in ‘living room’ waiting in each cluster, kudos for not creating the usual impersonal large waiting rooms!

2018 Healthcare Design Awards

Eastside Health Clinic

A six-story building with a healthcare facility, retail, 34 transitional housing studios, 10 palliative care rooms, 118 SROs, and 12 respite care beds.

Image credits

Story County Medical Center side exterior

Cameron Campbell